DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EXAM NUMBER: b4737C
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
FILING START DATE: 08/14/2015
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject toclosure without prior notice
Has immediate charge of a Mental Health section within the Department of Mental Health.
Positions allocable to this classification report to a Medical Director, District Chief, or Deputy Director and have full technical and supervisory responsibility for a small program or a unit within a larger program. These positions work independently under general supervision and have administrative responsibilities including budget preparation and control for the program or unit. Incumbents ensure the proper selection and application of principles and methods of psychiatry and general medicine. Some positions also assist in providing training and participating in educational programs in order to maintain the highest standards of psychiatric and medical care and treatment. Incumbents also participate in and assist in the coordination of directed clinical research.
Essential Job Functions
Directs patient care with a caseload of more complex clients.
Performs administrative and clinical supervision of clinicians, including Mental Health Psychiatrists and appropriate trainees (e.g. medical interns, psychiatric residents, post- doctoral candidates).
Consults and collaborates with Program Manager and Geographic Area Manager on medical and psychiatric issues.
Collaborates with Program Manager regarding psychiatric and medical resource allocation personnel and equipment.
Consults and collaborates with Program Manager regarding clinical program development and operation.
Consults and collaborates with Program Manager and the Office of the Medical Director (OMD) regarding psychiatric recruitment, assessment of job applicants, and promotion of psychiatrist retention.
Collaborates with Program Manager and OMD regarding clinical risks management activities, including identification of potential liability issues, participation and analysis of incident reports and manager's reports.
Performs clinical quality improvement activities, including implementation and analysis of medical quality monitoring tools developed by OMD and implementation and coordination of geographic are clinical case conferences.
Communicates with outside agencies re: psychiatric and medical issues involving Geographic Area consumers.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in Psychiatry-AND-Three years of experience in medical practice, post residency training, teaching, or investigative work.
California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
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Special Salary Information:
Additional Compensation Bonus:
5.5% for assignment in a Sheriff's County Jail mental health facility
5.5% for AMA Board Certification in Psychiatry
5.5% for continuous assignment at LAC High Desert Health Systems (Palmdale/Lancaster
Should an employee who was advanced to the recruitment rate transfer out of the
Clinics or Jail Mental Health Services, he or she will be returned to the step rate that otherwise
would have been held on the basis of seniority in theSupervising Mental Health Psychiatrist position.
Special Requirement Information:
In order to qualify, candidates must attach copies of completion of residency and California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate to the application at the time of filing.
Extensive clinical and administrative supervisory experience.
Extensive experience treating a broad range of patient populations (e.g. age, diagnosis, culture/ethnicity) in a broad range of treatment settings.
Experience in academic teaching and training
Experience in the development and implementation of mental health programs.
Sub-specialty psychiatric training and certification in child & adolescent/geriatric/addictions.
Board certification in general psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, holidays or weekends.
Past and present metal health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.
This examination will consist of an evaluation oftraining and experience based upon application/resume information, weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Mental Health as they occur.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in this examination will be placed on the eligible register and, unless appointed, will appear in the order of their scoring group for a period of at least twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility. No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
Application and Filing Information:
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles EmploymentApplication online only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the applications. This examination will remain open until the need of the services are met, and is subject to closure without prior notice.
You MUST complete the filing process ONLINE (via electronic submission) ONLY.
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Instructions for Filing:
A standard County of Los Angeles Employment Applicationfor this examination must be completed online and submitted electronically. Applications electronically received after 5:00 pm, PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR JOB APPLICATIONS AND UPLOAD REQUIRED OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (e.g.,diploma/official transcripts, license) AS ATTACHMENT(S) AT THE TIME OF FILING.
Additional documents may be sent by email to **** , please includeexam number and exam title in the subject line.
To apply online, click on the linkabove or below this bulletinthat reads, Apply to Job.
The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet theMinimum Requirements. Please be sure your application indicates complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. For each job held, give the name and addresses of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time) and salary earned. Resumes showing training and experience may be attached to the Los Angeles County Application. All information and records are subject to verification. Falsification of records can result in disqualification from the examination or termination of employment.
Falsification of records can result in disqualification from the examination or termination of employment.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Department Contact Email:
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